I can't seem to find a nice way to do this easily and simply.
This could be for counting the number of
*<img* tags in a html file or
for counting vowels in a sentence.
What I would like is a $MATCHES_COUNT or a
scalar keys %- after a match operation.
# m/../g, both need to be assigned to an array # # See: # perldoc perldiag *Use of implicit split to @_ is deprecated* my $string = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"; my @vowels = $string =~ m/a|e|i|o|u/g; say scalar @vowels; # Bad for large chunks of text. my @splits = split m/a|e|i|o|u/, $string; say $#splits; # Forcing array context my $string = "foo Foo FOO Fos\nooF fOO\n"; my $count = () = $string =~ m/foo/ig; say $count; # Looping using index and substring? # I can't think of a simple way to do this.